15 (Saturday) 5:30 pm - 16 (Sunday) 7:00 pm AST
Manchester Conference Centre
Nova Scotia food researchers and practitioners traveled to Manchester, UK, in August 2015 for the Fifth International Critical Dietetics Conference. Participants shared some of the resources from the conference that
Nova Scotia food researchers and practitioners traveled to Manchester, UK, in August 2015 for the Fifth International Critical Dietetics Conference. Participants shared some of the resources from the conference that they found most interesting and valuable.
Research Poster Presentation
Knowledge Mobilization and Participatory Action Research: A Journey to Make Food Matter – Doris Gillis (PDF, 2 MB)
The Food System: An Overview – Geoff Tansey (Open Education resource)
The 30 minute talk covers the basics of the food system, the various actors operating in it, the changing world and key trends, the varying tools for control used, food policy and practice.
Food, nutrition and poverty: An overview – Elizabeth Dowler
In this talk, Liz Dowler looks beyond a narrowly scientific, reductionist approach to food, nutrition and health to the bigger picture of what makes for healthy people and communities and the role food plays in this.
Food Justice: The report of the food and fairness inquiry
by Food Ethics Council (PDF 2.6 MB, 55 pages)
This report presents the findings of the Food Ethics Council’s Food and Fairness Inquiry, which was set up in order to remedy the relative neglect of social justice in public debate about food policy. It reveals the extent of social injustice in the food system within the UK and at global level, and demonstrates how this unfairness impedes progress towards sustainable food and farming.
Beyond Business as Usual: Towards a sustainable food system
by Food Ethics Council (PDF 2.7 MB, 64 pages)
The report presents findings from a two year study involving interviews and roundtables with a wide range of people from across the food system. It highlights the top priorities for government and business action in pursuit of a sustainable food system.
Article – In the Journal of Food and Energy Security
Food and thriving people: paradigm shifts for fair and sustainable food systems
by Geoff Tansey
This article looks beyond the physical sciences to address the problems of hunger, malnutrition, and environmental degradation. It discusses the challenges and problems with global food security and where and why paradigm shifts are needed to meet those challenges in a fair and sustainable way. It discusses food’s role as a satisfier of human need, the importance of history in aiding the understanding of contemporary challenges and the fundamental changes needed to achieve the goal of fair and sustainable food systems.
Food and thriving people in the 21st century
by Geoff Tansey (PDF 1.2 MB, 12 pages)
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